Arsenal could face tug-of-war for Tagliafico

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Arsenal could appoint Monchi as technical director then battle his former club Roma for Ajax left-back Nicolas Tagliafico this summer.

Arsenal could appoint Monchi as technical director then battle his former club Roma for Ajax left-back Nicolas Tagliafico this summer.

The Gunners are understood to want the Spaniard, who left his role in Rome on Friday, to join their technical staff and re-establish his working relationship with Unai Emery following the success they enjoyed at Sevilla.

Monchi will have his own list of targets, but one player who Arsenal have already been linked with that Roma have also been trying to sign is Tagliafico.

The Giallorossi enquired about the Ajax defender last summer and sent scouts to watch him again last week in the Dutch club’s stunning win at the Bernabeu Stadium.

That suggests he is still high on Monchi’s wanted list and, with Arsenal in need of a new left-back, Tagliafico is set to become an object of desire for both English and Italian clubs this summer.

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